Charter Bus Prices: How to Calculate Your Salt Lake City Bus Rental Costs

Do you have a few questions about how our charter bus pricing works? You’re in the right place. We’ve gathered a few examples of how we build quotes, as well as pricing factors and possible rates for Salt Lake City charter buses.

Bus Type Per Hour Per Day Per Mile
Charter Bus $160 – $230 $1,620 – $2,100 $5.75 – $7.20
Minibus $145 – $200 $1,500 – $1,920 $5.00 – $7.00

*Daily rentals require a minimum 5-hour block of time. Daily rentals may also incur additional charges for any mileage overages.

**The above rates are just an estimate and do not reflect the cost of your charter bus. There are a variety of factors such as seasonality and trip duration that influence your total cost (see more below).

Salt Lake City Charter Bus Pricing Factors

There are several factors that will impact the price of your charter bus rental, which means the actual cost of different trips will vary. Some of the most important pricing factors include but are not limited to:

  • Travel dates: Certain times of year like summer and winter holidays typically come with more expensive rates due to high travel demand.
  • Trip duration: All trips are required to book bus rentals for a 5-hour minimum. The longer the trip, the more expensive it will be.
  • The type and number of buses: The size of your group will determine the type and number of buses you need. Full-size charter bus rentals typically cost more than minibus rentals and multiple vehicles will increase the cost of your trip.
  • Destinations and itinerary: Local trips around Salt Lake City will generally be more affordable than out-of-town trips with multiple stops.
  • How far in advance you book: We usually recommend booking a charter bus as early as possible to ensure you get the best rate, especially during busy times of the year. This is typically 6 months in advance.

Once you have your travel information like group size and travel dates locked in, give us a call at (385) 707-0498 to get a free rental quote. All of our pricing is transparent and accurate, meaning you won't have to worry about hidden fees on our end. Keep in mind that there are a few factors outside of our control that we can’t include in our pricing.

Charter bus pricing includes:

  • The cost of your charter bus
  • Pay for your driver
  • Fuel
  • Full-coverage insurance

Charter bus pricing does not include:

  • Parking fees
  • Tolls
  • Driver tips
  • Driver accommodations for overnight trips (required for multi-day trips)

If you need a few examples of pricing for Salt Lake City trips, keep on reading!

business people clapping at a conference

The Salt Palace Business Convention Shuttles.

A 2-day convention is being held at Salt Palace and the event planning team is looking for ways to improve the attendee experience. They plan to offer business shuttles to pick up and drop off guests at Salt Lake City International Airport, local business hotels, and busy office buildings. The planning team wants to offer transportation for both days along multiple routes, so they request 3 full-size charter bus rentals to transport guests to and from the convention center. The convention transportation will start at 8 am and end at 4 pm. The convention team is quoted  $7,680 ($160/hr x x 8 hours x 3 buses x 2 days) and each driver is tipped around 10% or $250 each at the end of their service.

The estimated trip cost will be $8,430

kids playing during a field trip

The Red Butte Garden Field Trip Transportation.

An elementary school is planning a field trip to Red Butte Garden for their fourth graders. The field trip will include 3 classes with a total of 75 students, as well as 8 chaperones. The school wants to provide a comfortable ride and decided to book with Salt Lake City Charter Bus Company. Educators request 2 full-size charter bus rentals for their field trip. The field trip group is picked up at 9 am and returns to school at 3 pm This school group is quoted $2,040 ($170/hr x 6 hours x 2 buses) and the drivers are tipped around 10% or $200 each at the end of the field trip.

The estimated trip cost will be $2,440.

Close up of bouquets at a wedding

The Wedding Shuttles to Heritage Park.

A local couple is planning to celebrate their union by having a ceremony at their local church. However, they want to have their reception at a popular local venue, The Garden Place at Heritage Park. The couple wants to provide a wedding shuttle service to swiftly transport their wedding party between spaces and also for some quests. This will help alleviate packed parking situations at the reception venue and keep some guests from feeling stressed about additional driving. The couple requests 2 25-passenger minibus rentals to shuttle guests between the church and reception venue. The shuttles will run from 5 pm to 10 pm and will transport guests back to their cars at the reception venue throughout the evening. Our happy couple is quoted  $1,500 ($150/hr x 5 hours x 2 minibuses) and they plan to tip each driver 10% or $150 each at the end of the event.

The estimated trip cost will be $1,800.

Ready to Rent a Bus in Salt Lake City?

Our team of representatives is available around the clock to answer your questions about booking a charter bus in Salt Lake City. Have your travel details on hand and give us a call at (385) 707-0498 whenever you’re interested in getting a free quote!